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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: RDF Query and Rule languages use cases and survey

From: Uche Ogbuji <uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com>
Date: 25 Jun 2002 06:18:53 -0600
To: areggiori@webweaving.org
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On Tue, 2002-06-25 at 05:32, Alberto Reggiori wrote:
> (apologies for the cross post)
> Hello everybody,
> we, that is a group of implementors working on different versions of
> SquishQL [1], RDQL [2] and
> other similar RDF query and rule languages, met in Chia for the ISWC2002
> at the beginning of June;
> after a very informal meeting we decided to set up a survey about Use
> Cases and practical examples
> about how to query and access remotely RDF databases.

Great idea.

> hope that all this will also help the adoption of RDF systems inside
> exsisting Web infrastructures and to test existing software solutions.

"the adoption of RDF systems inside exsisting Web infrastructures" is a
very important and I think too often understated goal.  I would also add
the adoption within XML processing systems.

> Looking forward to hear about your contributions, comments, suggestions
> and criticisms about how to improve or doing better :-)

There are no sample RDF files given alongside the use cases.  Without
RDF instance files, how can one test queries to make sure the given
examples are correct?  How can someone else really understand the query?

I'm about to go put up Versa examples, which unfortunately, since I have
no detail of the RDF models being queried, will have to be guesswork.

Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
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